I have just become aware of a 2016 book treating the rise of huge amounts of "dark money," hitting the political wheels. Please help me review the review!
A most promising premise:
Book Discussion with Author: Dark Money
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.
The commonwealth’s financial woes didn’t happen by accident—they were the result of decades of public immiseration and private gain.
|Left to right: Aleksei Kosygin, Lyndon Johnson|
|Nature watches and waits.|
Monday was the first anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando that left 49 dead. Saturday will be the second anniversary of the church shooting in Charleston, S.C., where nine were murdered at Bible study.
In between these two somber remembrances, House Republicans will be commemorating the occasion in their own way: They will begin work relaxing restrictions on firearm silencers — thereby making it easier for shooters to shoot without being noticed.
To this injury, the legislators add insult with the bill’s name: a provision of the “Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act” called the “Hearing Protection Act” — as if it were subsidizing earplugs. That’s like calling legislation that expands the availability of machine guns the “Carpal Tunnel Protection Act” because it spares would-be shooters the repetitive motion of trigger pulling.
Voter suppression tactics, not Russian hacking, stole the election for Trump
Below is an excerpt from an e-mail I recently received from the Democratic Governors Association. This group of fine Democratic governors tells the truth about Election 2016. It is evidence that the so-called resistance to Trump needs to move to states under Democratic control.
Voter suppression helped give Trump the presidency, Friends:
A new report shows that Wisconsin's voter ID law suppressed MORE THAN 200,000 VOTES, while Trump won by less than 23,000. Voter suppression helped Trump take the presidency, and now he's doing everything he can to undermine our democracy.
... And Republicans in Congress are rolling over and letting Trump's corruption go unchecked.
Voter suppression could cost us our democracy if we don't fight back!
Our Voter Protection Project is on the ground fighting to restore voting rights and build a Democratic firewall against Trump's destructive policies....
The e-mail was part of a fund-raising effort.
Anchors and producers received mid-afternoon exit polls before voting ended on Tuesday afternoon, and those numbers showed Mrs. Clinton with a small advantage, particularly in key states.
A new wave of protest music is spreading like wildfire across the industry, from viral videos to awards show stages.-- Vanity Fair
Rush Link -- Bill Clinton on Rise of Nationalism